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Posts posted by LBS15

  1. I came to the board excited about surgery 3/9 until I read this. I have a 10 day pre op diet of 3 Bariatric Advantage shakes a day, 700-900 calories and Water each day. I had a few days I wasn't perfect. But I weighed myself today and have lost 16 pounds in 9 days. I'm good with that. I may not have been perfect but would not use that as a reason to delay surgery. And I wouldn't take advice off the internet of whether or not I should reschedule a surgery. While yes there is ownership over this pre op plan but in reality we have very different plans. My plan is not tailor made to me it comes from a preprinted manual. The doctor does it for everyone. Following a pre op diet exactly may be an indicator for future success but I don't believe that. I know what I'm going to need to do and realize that this surgery is a tool to that end which for me is what I need. My point is I think people need to be careful dispensing and listening to medical advice on the internet.

  2. I'm waiting to hear from my surgeon for a surgery date. I have done all the preop testing. I even have done the scope. Today I got a letter from my insurance company that I am approved for surgery stay starting 3/9. So I guess I'm having surgery 3/9 even though I have not heard back from doctor on my scope, EKG and chest X-ray results?

  3. I had my appointment today for surgery screening. My doctor does all everything in one day. Including: psychology testing, meeting with dietician, medical history review and testing; insurance coverage info; and set up appointment for EGD, EKG and chest X-ray. I'm very excited. I got to reading too much negative stuff and was worried about having the gastric sleeve. I go 2/10 for the other tests and then surgery consult is set up after that. Only insurance requirement my weight has to stay where it is between now and surgeon consult.

  4. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I've lost a lot of weight before and men hit on me or gave me looks and wasn't use to that. And have to prepare for that.

    I've been reading everything.

    My biggest issue eating is social situations. I'm not normally an over eater. But when I go out I drink, eat dinner, dessert. That will be my biggest challenge.